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Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution. By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – August 23, 2017 Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, others of their kind are thriving in new locales … Continue reading

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Walking Trees Terrorize Marshes By Asher Elbein – Hakai Magazine – July 5, 2017 In the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida’s Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a quiet invasion is taking place. Amid the brackish water and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: In Chesapeake Bay cleanup, a larger ecosystem at stake By Julia Wall, Logan Jaffee and Guglielmo Mattiol – The New York Times-The Daily 360 – April 11, 2017 – Video To view video, click here.  

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Democracy and Water in a New Presidential Era By Nicole Silk – River Network – November 9, 2016 This year’s Presidential election results were unexpected and outrageous in so many ways. The election disclosed how truly divided our country is … Continue reading

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Coastal crisis, conflicting ideas: How a complex restoration plan found success By Natalie Peyronnin – Environmental Defense Fund – October 20, 2016  Delta systems such as coastal Louisiana are beautiful and unique intersections of communities, ecosystems and industry. But the wide … Continue reading

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Naturalists Grow Wildlife, Pollinator Habitat Contact: Jeff Woods – USDA NRCS – FL – August 1, 2016 Billy and Marcia Boothe are naturalists, having spent a lifetime observing, documenting, photographing and teaching about Florida’s plants, insects and wildlife. So when they … Continue reading

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We Can Save Individual Species – But Can We Save Entire Ecosystems? By Daniel Ackerman – Ensia – February 23 2016 The 1973 Endangered Species Act has rescued numerous individual species from extinction in the United States — think Rocky … Continue reading

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Big Data Improving Ecosystems, from Chesapeake Bay to Colombia By Karin Krchnak – Huffington Post Blog – September 9, 2015 Every single living thing on this planet needs fresh water in some way. We depend on water for food, energy, health … Continue reading

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New study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species Contact: Monica Allen – NOAA – June 15, 2015 New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch   I was watching the movie Jurassic Park with my family this past weekend.  I have always been quite taken with Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Ian Malcom and especially his campy and somewhat misguided delivery of the … Continue reading

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